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3 Things to Look for In Commercial Shoe Sanitizing Mats


The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the way we go about our daily lives in public.  People are concerned about sanitation in public spaces now more than ever before, and commercial building operators are looking at new ways to keep their buildings safe and healthy.  One of the ways they’re accomplishing this goal is through the use of commercial shoe sanitizing mats, as COVID-19 can be spread on people’s shoes just as easily as it can...

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Posted May 6, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

How Effective Are Sanitizing Entrance Mats In Fighting Germs and Bacteria?


With the current pandemic, many people are looking at ways to maximize the effectiveness of their anti-viral strategies for their buildings, and are looking at introducing sanitizing mats as part of this strategy.  While sanitizing mats can make a huge difference, their effectiveness is greatly impacted by several different criteria.  The type of sanitizer used, the way people use the mat, and the type and construction of the mat can all drastically affect how effective the...

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Posted May 6, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

How to Make Sure Your Restaurant Is Germ-Free Even When Filled with Guests


The Province of BC ordered restaurants to close dining rooms in late March due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s been a very long seven weeks!  Although restaurants were allowed to continue takeout and delivery service, most restaurateurs are looking ahead and planning to resume services as the government begins to ease some of the COVID-19 restrictions.  There’s still a number of details to be worked out, like boosting staffing, implementing new health protocols, and creating...

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Posted May 6, 2020 in Matting, Flooring, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

5 Reasons Why Every Apartment Building Should Install Sanitizing Door Mats


Although apartment buildings don’t face the same COVID-19 challenges as retail stores, they still have to deal with hundreds of residents coming and going every day.  Public health and safety is everybody’s concern, and keeping commonly-touched surfaces as sanitary as possible is in everybody’s best interest.  Here’s five reasons why sanitizing door mats should be part of your apartment building’s health safety strategy: 1.  The floor often gets forgotten. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently...

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Posted May 6, 2020 in Matting, Flooring, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Introducing Grizzly Sanitize!


We're thrilled to announce Grizzly Sanitize - our way to help fight the spread of COVID-19 in public spaces.  Grizzly Sanitize is a sanitizing mat system to help disinfect the shoes of people entering your public space on their way in the door. Grizzly Sanitize: stops people from bringing COVID-19 (and other germs, viruses, and bacteria) into your building on their shoes uses the quaternary sanitizers you already have on hand - no proprietary chemicals required! is...

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CDC study shows coronavirus travels on shoe bottoms.


The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently conducted a study in March 2020 on the transmission vectors of COVID-19 in hospital wards in Wuhan, China.  The study found that the coronavirus was widely distributed on floors throughout the hospital, even in areas that did not have direct contact with infected patients.  Gravity and air flow cause most virus droplets to float to the ground, where they can be picked up by shoes and carried...

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Two simple ways to stop COVID-19 at your entrances


COVID-19 and its resultant lock-downs have shut the world down for the last month (at least!)  But the coronavirus hasn't put a permanent end to life in public spaces - more and more provincial governments are slowly rolling out their plans and timelines for relaunch in the next few weeks.  As customers, clients, tenants, and residents return to public spaces, they are going to be looking for reassurances that these areas are safe to be in...

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What’s the Difference Between Inlay and Printed Logo Mats?


We get asked this question all the time: what's the difference between inlaid and printed logo mats? The answer?  Everything! Printed mats are as simple as they sound: they start out as "clear", undyed material, and are sprayed by specialty inkjet printers to splatter your logo onto the surface of the fibres.  Your logo image sits on the tops of the fibres like desktop printer ink on a piece of paper, and leaves the balance of the fibre still...

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How Long Do Commercial Entrance Mats Last in Crowded Places Like Airports and Malls?


Client often ask us how long they can expect their commercial entrance mats to last in crowded places like airports and malls.  The quick answer is: "For as long as you'll take care of them!"  When you're starting off on the right foot with a high-quality, commercial-grade entrance mat, you're setting yourself up for success.  But just like any product that performs a service or a function, the performance of that product is directly reflected in the amount...

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Our COVID-19 update: We’re here for you.


We hope you are safe and healthy. We hope you’re keeping safe in these unprecedented times. Although we’re working remotely right now, the Source Floor team is still available to help you with your flooring and entrance matting needs. All of us here at Source Floor want to thank you in advance for sticking with us through these next few difficult weeks (or months) to come. In times like this, it’s especially clear that we really are all...

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Social distancing made easier.


Social distancing only works when people know how far apart is far enough!  We've got a way to make it easier for you - and your customers - to maintain their distance. A custom directional mat with distance markers makes keeping that 6-foot distance clear and simple.  And it also helps to keep your floors clean, dry, and safe! Contact us today to get started with your own directional mat. https://www.instagram.com/p/B-sJWV3HSbh/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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First Impressions Are Very Important & So Are Your Entrance Mats


Here's another set of entrance mats we spotted at a local chain grocery store in Burnaby. What sort of first impression do these two mats make on you as a customer?   The mats are too small.  This entrance has double doors, and double doors need at least a 6'0" wide mat - the bigger the better!  The rubber mat is sized for a single door, not a busy retail entrance. Rental mat flop.  Look at the corner...

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Posted April 3, 2020 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments